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Disassemble Instruction 
VGN-N Series 



VGN-N SERIES 




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Disassemble Instruction 



VGN-N Series - Preliminary Considerations 



Safety Precautions 

In order to prevent harm to both yourself and the unit, ALWAYS disconnect all peripherals and 
cables, and unplug the AC Adapter before performing any repairs on the unit. Shoes with non- 
conductive rubber soles should be worn to minimize the chance of shock or injury. 

ESP Protection 

The components of the VGN-N Series are susceptible to damage caused by ESD (electrostatic 
discharge). Always follow proper grounding procedures and utilize appropriate equipment such as 
a wrist grounding strap and anti-static mat when performing any repairs on the unit. If a properly 
grounded wrist strap is not available, touch an unpainted metal surface of the computer chassis to 
discharge static electricity. This should be done periodically during the repair to discharge any 
static charge that has been accumulated. When removing a component from the system, be sure to 
place it on an anti-static mat. 

Cosmetic Care 

Always protect both the unit and the repair surface from scratches, dings, dents, and other cosmetic 
damage by placing a protective mat between the unit and the repair surface. Never place an LCD 
face-down on an unprotected surface. 



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Disassemble Instruction 



VGN-N Series - Flow Chart 



VGN-NXX 



1 



BATTERY 



KEYBOARD 



I 



PALM REST 



i 



TOUCHPAD 



^. MEMORY 



^" ODD 



LCD ASSY 



HDD 



MB 



BEZEL 



INVERTER 



CPU FAN 



VGA THERMAL 



RJ11/RJ45 



DC JACK 



BATTERY COVER 



SPEAKER 



LCD PANEL 



CPU 



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VGN-N Series - Screws 



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B2 



B3 



B4 



B7 



B9 



BIO 



Screw needed for Disassembly 




Station 


Screw model 


Amount 


ODD 


B3 


M2*L7 


2 


KEYBOARD 


B3 


M2*L7 


1 


BOTTOM 


B3 


M2*L7 


12 


BOTTOM 


B7 


M2*L3 


3 


BOTTOM 


B2 


M2*L1.8 


3 


BATTERY COVER 


B2 


M2*L1.8 


1 


PALMREST 


B9 


M2*L10 


1 


HINGE 


Bl 


M3*L6 


6 


HDD 


B9 


M2*L10 


2 


MOTHERBOARD 


B3 


M2*L7 


3 


CPU FAN 


B4 


M2*L5 


4 


VGA THERMAL 


B4 


M2*L5 


2 


LCD BEZEL 


B4 


M2*L5 


4 


SPEAKER 


BIO 


T2*L3 


4 



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VGN-N Series - Battery Removal 



i) 





PRESS THE UNLOCK TAB AND THE RELEASE TAB TOWARDS THE CENTER OF 
THE BATTERY. SLIDE THE BATTERY AWAY THE SYSTEM. 



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VGN-N Series - Memory Removal 



i) 




2) 



LOOSEN ONE RETAINED SCREW 




ROTATE THE RAM DOOR FROM THE UPPER EDGE AND LIFT UP 




REMOVE EACH RAM MODULE BY RELEASING THE CLIPS AND LIFTING THE 

RAM FROM THE SOCKET 



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VGN-N Series - Optical Drive Removal 



i) 




REMOVE TWO SCREWS 



2) 




SLIDE THE OPTICAL DRIVE OUT OF THE SYSTEM 



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VGN-N Series - Keyboard Removal 



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REMOVE ONE SCREW 




ROTATE THE KEYBOARD FROM THE BOTTOM TO REMOVE 



2) 




4) 




RELEASE FIVE TABS FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE KEYBOARD DISCONNECT THE KEYBOARD CABLE 

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VGN-N Series - Palmrest Removal 



i) 





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B2 



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B7 



A 

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REMOVE EIGHTEEN SCREWS FROM THE PALMREST. NOTE THERE 
ARE THREE DIFFERENT LENGTHS 



2) 




OT 1 



DISCONNECT THE TOUCHPAD CABLE. REMOVE ONE SCREW 

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LIFT THE PALMREST FROM THE FRONT EDGE. GENTLY 
RELEASING THE DETENTS 

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VGN-N Series - Touchpad Removal 




2) 




DISCONNECT THE TOUCHPAD CABLE 




3) 






REMOVE TWO SCREWS. LIFT THE TOUCHPAD BUTTONS 
FROM THE TOP EDGE 



THE TOUCHPAD IS AFFIXED TO THE PALMREST WITH DOUBLE- 
SIDED ADHESIVE 



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VGN-N Series - Wireless LAN Card Removal 



2) 





RELEASE THE WIRLESS CARD BY PRESSING THE TWO CLIPS AWAY 
FROM THE CARD 



l) 




3) 




DISCONNECT THE WLAN ANTENNAS. NOTE THE ROUTING OF 
THE ANTENNAS 



LIFT THE SIDE OF THE WIRELESS CARD UP 
FROM THE SOCKET 



. REMOVE THE CARD AWAY 



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VGN-N Series - LCD Assembly Removal 




2) 




RJ-45 
HARNESS 

DISCONNECT THE RJ-45 HARNESS. REMOVE THREE SCREWS ON THE 
RIGHT HINGE AND LIFT LCD ASSEMBLY FROM THE SYSTEM 



l) 




3) 




DISCONNECT THE TWO CONNECTORS ON THE LCD HARNESS. 
REMOVE THREE SCREWS FROM THE LEFT HINGE 



REMOVE ONE SCREW FROM THE LCD HARNESS ROUTING GUIDE. LIFT 
THE ROUTING GUIDE UP 



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VGN-N Series - Hard Drive Removal 



i) 





REMOVE TWO SCREWS 



2) 




SLIDE THE HDD TO THE LEFT AND LIFT UP 



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VGN-N Series - Motherboard Removal 



1) 




DISCONNECT THE SPEAKER HARNESS. REMOVE THREE SCREWS 



3) 



RJ-11 
HARNESS 




GENTLY TURN THE MOTHERBOARD OVER AND DISCONNECT THE DC 
JACK HARNESS AND THE RJ-11 HARNESS 



2) 



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LIFT UP THE LEFT SIDE OF THE MOTHERBOARD AND SLIDE THE 
MOTHERBOARD TO THE LEFT TO REMOVE 



WHEN INSTALLING THE MOTHERBAORD. ENSURE THE WIRELESS LAN 
SWITCH ON THE MOTHERBOARD IS IN THE SAME POSITION THE 
WIRELESS LAN SWITCH ON THE BOTTOM HOUSING 



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VGN-N Series - CPU Removal 




i) 




DISCONNECT THE CPU FAN. REMOVE FOUR SCREWS AND LIFT THE 
COOLING UNIT UP 



2) 



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RELEASE THE CPU LOCK BY ROTATING THE LOCK CLOCKWISE WITH A 
FLAT-BLADE SCREWDRIVER. CAREFULLY LIFT THE CPU UP 



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VGN-N Series - VGA Thermal Removal 



OVERVIEW-BACK 




l) 




REMOVE TWO SCREWS AND LIFT THE VGA THERMAL UNIT UP 



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VGN-N Series - RJ-ll/RJ-45 Harness Removal 



2) 





RELEASE THE CLIP ON EACH SIDE OF THE RJ-11 /RJ-45 BRACKET AND 
LIFT THE BRACKET UP 



l) 









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3) 




REMOVE ONE SCREW FROM THE RJ-11 /RJ-45 HARNESS 



LIFT THE RJ-11 /RJ-45 HARNESS UP 



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i) 



VGN-N Series - DC Jack Harness Removal 



2) 






LIFT THE DC JACK HARNESS UP 



REMOVE ONE SCREW AND LIFT THE DC JACK BRACKET UP 

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VGN-N Series - Battery Bay Cover Removal 



i) 





2) 




LIFT THE BATTERY BAY COVER UP 



GENTLY RELEASE THE FOUR CLIPS ON THE BATTERY BAY COVER 

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VGN-N Series - Speaker Removal 



i) 




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REMOVE TWO SCREWS AND LIFT THE LEFT SPEAKER BRACKET UP.NOTE 
THE ROUTING OF THE CABLE 



2) 




REMOVE TWO SCREWS AND LIFT THE SPEAKER BRACKET UP. LIFT THE 
SPEAKERS AND HARNESS UP. NOTE THE ROUTING OF THE HARNESS 



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VGN-N Series - LCD Bezel Removal 



i) 




REMOVE FOUR SCREW COVERS 



3) 




USING GENTLE PRESSURE FROM THE INNER EDGES. RELEASE THE 
DETENTS ON THE BEZEL 



2) 




4) 




REMOVE ONE SCREW FROM BENEATH EACH SCREW COVER 



ROTATE THE BEZEL TOWARDS THE BOTTOM OF THE UNIT TO 
RELEASE THE FOUR TABS 



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VGN-N Series - Inverter Removal 



i) 




3) 




DISCONNECT THE INVERTER CABLE. NOTE THE ROUTING OF THE 
CABLE AND THE WIRELESS LAN ANTENNAS 



2) 




4) 




DISCONNECT THE LCD HARNESS FROM THE INVERTER. NOTE THE 
TOUTING OF THE HARNESS 



THE INVERTER IS AFFIXED TO THE DISPLAY HOUSING WITH 
DOUBLE SIDED ADHESIVE. GENTLY REMOVE THE INVERTER 
TOWARDS THE BOTTOM OF THE HOUSING. 



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VGN-N Series - LCD Panel Removal 



1) 




B4 




a cm 1 



A 
Bl /_\ 



O cm1 



REMOVE SIX SCREWS FROM THE LCD BRACKET. NOTE THERE ARE 
TWO DIFFERENT LENGTHS 



2) 




LIFT THE LCD PANEL UP FROM THE HOUSING 

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3) 





E# 


- 





REMOVE THE TAPE AND DISCONNECT THE LCD HARNESS ON THE 
REVERSE SIDE OF THE LCD 



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